Berry ice cream bars

Summertime is approaching at a fast pace and I’ve got cool quick treats on my mind.  Who am I kidding…. sweets are my middle name.  I could go for a warm homemade gooey chocolate chip cookie or a big bowl of vanilla ice cream topped with hot fudge, caramel and don’t forget the sprinkles.  Now I love fruit and desserts but I don’t really like them paired together.  Thats right I don’t like fruity muffins, fruity cookies, fruity pies, fruity cake and lastly fruity ice cream.  I can manage to stomach it but I just don’t prefer it.

It’s plain jane for me and my desserts!

Berry ice cream bars

Today I’m breaking my own mold and stepping into the world of fruity ice cream with these berry ice cream bars.  I used my favorite berries in this recipe which include strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.  I’m feeling kind of guilty that I left out blackberries so feel free to include them in the mix as well.

These berry ice cream bars are the perfect way to get your kid or loved one to eat fruit!  We don’t have that problem in our household besides ME not liking to combine the two.  I prefer to eat these babies with a spoon on a plate but Olivia liked to eat them with her hands.  You can also wrap the bottoms with parchment paper for easy handling so your fingers don’t get frigid.

Berry ice cream bars

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Print Recipe

Berry ice cream bars

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours 13 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • extra fruit for topping

Directions:

Remove ice cream from freezer and set on the counter to soften.

Add fruit to a small pot over medium heat.  Cook for 6-8 minutes stirring occasionally.  Place berries into a large mixing bowl and top with the softened ice cream.  Beat in the mixing bowl with the paddle attachment for 3-4 minutes or until ice cream is well blended with fruit.

Pour the ice cream into one 9X13 casserole dish and a noah casserole dish.  Both lined with parchment paper.  Add additional whole raspberries and blueberries to the ice cream and push down using your finger.  Cover with saran wrap and place in freezer for at least 3 hours before serving.

Slice into bar sizes and eat with fingers or wrap bar in parchment paper for easy eating.

Berry ice cream bars

17 comments

  1. These are GORGEOUS! And they look so easy…I could go for ALL of them right now! 🙂

  2. Love these cool treats! I won’t need to slice them though. Just gimme the pan and a spoon!

  3. Yum! I don’t think I would be happy with just one bar…I might need two 🙂

  4. Your design looks amazing – clean and beautiful. And these ice cream bars are so elegant! Love.

  5. Oh yum!! These look soo good! Bring on those summer berries!

    And the new site!! It is gorgeous!!

  6. Seriously, I am flying down to TX to steal these from you! Also, the blog looks amazing! #highfive

  7. Meagan! I LOVE the new look! And these ice cream bars would be a big hit at my house 🙂

  8. I love easy and delicious recipes like this for summer time! These berry bars are soooo pretty!!!

  9. What a great summer treat! So easy and versatile!
    Oh, and love the new look!

  10. OMG this is genius!! Also, I don’t like berry desserts (or LEMON desserts if you can believe it!)! Chocolate all the way. BUT I would love this lol.

  11. I think I need this. Like, right now.

  12. These are absolutely amazing Meagan, love them!!

  13. What can go wrong with ice cream and fruits? Sounds abolutely gorgeous! 🙂

  14. Does it really stay white like that? I would think after mixing the cooked berries and their juices it would be pink or more berry colored, or did you strain out the juice?

  15. These are so fun! They make me kind of miss summer!

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